Subaru legacy steering graunch

subaru
steering
legacy

#1

My 2005 Legacy GT makes a funny noise when steered at slow speed (like pulling into/out of a parking space). It makes a pumping/stuttering noise, especially when the steering is turned all the way to the left or right. Sometimes you can feel a pumping in the wheel, but not always. The mechanics at the dealer have changed the power steering hose and replaced an O ring (in the power steering), but so far they haven’t solved the problem. Any thoughts?


#2

Some cars do not like to have the steering wheel cranked to the max. Don’t hold it forcefully all the way.


#3

This might not be a power steering issue.
Instead, this might be a center differential/viscous coupling issue.

Has the car ever been run with mis-matched tires?
Bear in mind that if it was purchased as a used car, God only knows what the prior owner(s) may have done with the car.


#4

Doesn’t anyone else have something to contribute in order to help the OP?